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WNBA players head to Dallas for NBA All-Star Weekend

Make no mistake about it, everything is bigger in Texas. At least that is the impression Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wants everyone to have about the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend. “It literally could be the largest party weekend in…

WNBA hires former ESPN exec Christine Godleski to fill COO role

The WNBA announced Monday the hiring of Christine Godleski as Chief Operating Officer. Godleski will manage the day-to-day operations of the league, overseeing the execution of league events and strategic planning initiatives. She will also support league and team revenue-generating…

Tulsa WNBA team keeps Shock name

The new WNBA Tulsa franchise officially unveiled its identity Saturday with the announcement of the new team name, logo and colors–the Tulsa Shock with the colors black, red and gold. The logo features a basketball on top of “Tulsa Shock”…

NBA D-League Frisco announces job fair

The economy is still recovering from a recession but the newest member of the NBA D-League will hold a job fair Wednesday, December 30, 2009. The job fair will provide applicants an opportunity to work for the D-League franchise in…

Nicole Powell is first pick in Dispersal Draft of Sacramento Monarchs players

The New York Liberty selected Nicole Powell with the first pick in the WNBA’s Dispersal Draft of Sacramento Monarchs players held December 14 via conference call. Teams drafted in inverse order of their regular season finish in 2009. The Minnesota…

WNBA player Charde Houston harnesses the power of social media to give back

Ever since WNBA All-Star Charde Houston joined the social networking website Twitter this past April, her plans to create a non-profit organization serving underserved youth have been a frequent theme of her tweets. For several months most of her posts…

Spartak releases Lauren Jackson, star will suit up for Canberra

Lauren Jackson is close to signing a deal to play with the Canberra Capitals for the rest of the WNBL season.  Just last week, Capitals coach Carrie Graf and Jackson’s agent indicated that the WNBA star might stay in her…

Goodbye Sacramento Monarchs, Hello Bay Area?

The WNBA Sacramento Monarchs folded as of Friday morning. Team officials might be looking to move the team to the Bay area. "I am shocked!" general manager and head coach John Whisenant told the television station News10.  "Joe and Gavin…

The rocky road back to Tulsa: Nolan Richardson returns, Part 2

Part 1 Post-Arkansas For years after leaving Arkansas, Richardson did not interview for a coaching job at any other school, another indicator, according to him of the double standard black coaches endure in college sports. While controversial figures like Bob…

WNBA to hold 2010 Draft Lottery Thursday

The top five picks in the 2010 WNBA Draft will be determined Thursday, November 5. The Sacramento Monarchs, who posted a record of 12-22 this past season and missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years, have the…

Spartak Moscow owner Shabtai Kalmanovitch assassinated

Shabtai Kalmanovitch, owner of the highly successful Spartak Moscow women’s basketball team, was shot and killed in Moscow according to reports coming out of Russia and Israel. Kalmanovitch, known as a high-roller who spent tons on money on his basketball…

WNBA Tulsa a hot topic at Big 12 Conference women’s basketball media day

Kansas City, Mo. — The new WNBA team in Tulsa is a hot topic at the annual Big 12 Conference women’s basketball media day. Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey learned of Tulsa Pro Hoops LL purchase of the Detroit Shock…

Video: WNBA Press Conference Announcing Tulsa Team

Speaking at today’s press conference was WNBA President Donna Orender, Investor Bill Cameron, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry and head coach Nolan Richardson.

Three of four charges against Taurasi dismissed

WNBA superstar Diana Taurasi is off to Russia to play for Spartak Moscow after a spectacular basketball season marred by an extreme DUI charge resulting in a two-game suspension. The league and Finals MVP had three additional charges filed against…

It’s a wrap: Detroit Shock to cease operations

  After weeks of rumors, the Detroit Shock finally confirmed Monday that the team would be sold to an investment group in Tulsa, Okla. Palace Sports & Entertainment posted a letter on the Shock website in the wee hours of…

Mercury’s Temeka Johnson honored with weekend celebration in Louisiana

Even before she won a championship with the Phoenix Mercury, Temeka Johnson’s friends and family back home in her home state of Louisiana began preparing a celebration for the former Louisiana State University star. Plans started coming together in early…

After Five Games the Phoenix Mercury win the 2009 WNBA Championship

Finals MVP Diana Taurasi For the second time in three seasons, the Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA title. Led by Diana Taurasi, the Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 94-86. Taurasi, the Finals and league MVP scored 26 points. Teammate Cappie…

First Annual HoopFeed.com Social Media Awards

Social media created a whirlwind in sports this year. Even though interactive web sites and tools have been around for quite some time, the relative newcomers on the block Twitter, Facebook and Ustream.TV are the ones that have transformed how…

Winner Take All: Game 5 Coverage Roundup

  Five games, one championship, multiple sell-outs, broken records and high ratings. This year’s WNBA Finals have certainly given fans, old and new, a postseason to remember. The series returns to Arizona as the Phoenix Mercury host the Indiana Fever…

Down to the wire: Game 4 coverage roundup

  Strong start a must for Phoenix Mercury in WNBA Finals Game 4 (ESPN) WNBA Finals, Game 4: What to Watch For (StormTracker) Indiana Fever look to clinch WNBA title WISH TV Mercury-Fever Preview (AP) Carolyn Peck and Rebecca Lobo:…

The Trend Continues: Phoenix Suns Captains Give Out Free Tix For Game 5

Phoenix Suns captains Amar’e Stoudemire, Grant Hill and Steve Nash follow the lead of Larry Bird, Steve Kerr and Alvin Gentry with a WNBA Finals ticket giveaway. The Phoenix Mercury must win Game 4 in Indiana on Wednesday to remain…

WNBA Finals: Game 3 coverage roundup

Penny Taylor #13 and Kelly Mazzante #33 of the Phoenix Mercury watch from the bench in the final moments of Game Two of the 2009 WNBA Finals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Copyright 2009 Getty Images. All rights reserved. The…

Week in Review

WNBL Kristi Harrower Australia’s WNBL kicked off their 30th season this week in Bulleen, north of Melbourne. Kristi Harrower of the Los Angeles Sparks signed to play with the Bendigo Bank Spirit. So far, she has short-term contract. The team…

WNBA Finals: Game 2 coverage roundup

Mark Faller’s Blog: Taurasi time (azcentral.com) Rookies make big impacts at Finals by @mechellev (ESPN) Fever: Pace isn’t a problem; mistakes are (Indianapolis Star) Ketia Swanier has risen again with Mercury; on brink of a title (Ledger-Enquirer) WNBA Notebook: Can…